James Lovelock on the Gaia Hypothesis

November 21, 2010

On the other hand, maybe the Earth itself is alive.  That’s the remarkable idea behind the Gaia hypothesis.  James Lovelock came up with it in the 1960s and at first no one would take him seriously.  Lovelock, now in his nineties and one of our most celebrated scientists, tells Steve Paulson where the Gaia theory came from and how it’s evolved.